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April 20, 2011

  Upcoming Events


14   Old Jailers Home Luncheon

      Luncheons are held the second Thursday of each month. Reservation necessary, call Gladys Shrout 289-5174 or 749-7986 or Martha Taylor 289-5592 or 749-1948. Sponsored by Tourism, Inc.

14   Orient Lodge #500

      The Orient Lodge #500 meets the second Thursday night of each month at 7:30 p.m. All Master Masons are welcomed.

17   Neal Center Heritage Jam Session

      Come to the Neal Welcome Center in Carlisle, KY for an afternoon of music and refreshments the third Sunday of every month, 4-6 pm.

18   School Board Meeting

      The Nicholas County School Board meets at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of the month at the Board of Education building. The meetings are open to the public.

19   Democratic Women’s Club

      The Democratic Womens Club will meet at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, Apr. 19 at the Old Armory.

19   Democratic Executive Committee

      The Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Apr. 19 at the Old Armory.

?      Day Time Red Hatters

        Nicholas County Day Time Red Hatters will meet at Windy Corner Store at the intersection of Bryant Station Road and Muir Road in Fayette County at 12 Noon on ?????, 2011. Hostesses are Barbara Biddle and Evelyn Shrout. If you need a ride, pleas be at Becky Gum’s by 11 a.m. Don’t forget your prizes (or dollar) for helping with recreational activity prizes at Johnson-Mathers Nursing Home in March.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous will be meeting every Tuesday night from 8-9 p.m. at the Nicholas County Health Department.

Carlisle Rotary Club

The Carlisle Rotary Club meets every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Garrett’s Family Restaurant.


Beginning in April, the Alcohol Chemical Treatment Series will meet each Wednesday night (moved from Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. in the Sparks room of the Nicholas County Health Department.  Anyone interested is welcome to attend!

Square Dance Lessons Beginning

Square Dance Lessons will be held at the Legion Hall of the Bourbon County Fairgrounds every Friday beginning on October 8th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. For more information call Dan Graham at 859-556-1259.

Dogs Available for Adoption

Nicholas County Animal Welfare Society has dogs available for adoption.  473-2714 or

Parks and Recreation Board

To schedule an event at any of the city parks call Mark Adams at 859-771-3852. For any concerns or issues with the parks contact Chairman of the Board, Jeff Randolph at 859-473-2658.

Nicholas County Fix

Bluegrass Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Paul Pack, at 11 East Main, Paris is honored to be participating in the Nicholas County Fix spay/neuter Program.  The program is aimed at reducing the number of unwanted or homeless puppies and kittens born every year.  Drawings for the free service are held each month. Sign up is at the Nicholas County Public Library.

N.C. Adult Learning Center News

The Adult Learning Center offers a flexible schedule and personalized instruction to help students successfully complete their GED.  The center offers students the opportunity to study at their own pace and on their own schedule. Interested persons may stop by anytime between the hours of 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays , and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays.  For more information on the other programs that are available please call 289-6861 today.

Nicholas County ACTS Group

The Nicholas County Alcohol/Chemical Treatment Series meets every Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the Sparks room at Nicholas Co. Health Department. Call Dawn Letcher 859-289-3745 or Chaplin William Mike Power 859-749-7427.

Lifeline Meeting

The Lifeline meetings are held each Thursday at 6:30 pm at the New Beginnings Christian Church on Concrete Road. For more info call Greg Spivey 859-227-1319 Toni Spivey 859-473-0899, William Mike Power 859-749-7427.

Diabetes Self-Management Classes

The WEDCO District Health Department will be hosting Diabetes Self-Management education classes each month.  They will be held at the Nicholas County Health Center in the Dr. Robert Sparks  Community Room.  For more information and to register contact Crissy Culberson, 866-75WEDCO, or 859-298-4899.

Democratic Women’s Club /Nicholas County Executive Committee

The Nicholas County Democratic Womens club and the Nicholas County Executive Committee will not be meeting in the month of February, due to bad weather. The next meeting will be March 15, 2011.

If there are any upcoming events relating to Nicholas County that you would like to place in the Upcoming Events, contact The Carlisle Courier at (859) 289-8899 or email to:



FOR SALE - Country eggs when available. $1.50/dozen. 859-473-1408 after 2:30.

HITACHI 57 IN. TV – Projection Screen w/HD in good condition. Call anytime. $400. 859-289-5072 or 859-588-0572. 3/23

LOOK!! OPEN AGAIN!! J&J Bait & Vegetable Shop, 749 Lower Jackstown Rd. Plants – Vegetables – Fruit - & Bait. Will buy nightcrawlers. Call 289-5366. 3/30

FOR SALE 1995 Chevrolet raised roof conversion van. Fully equipped. Tow Package. ¾ ton. Very good Shape. $2,895.00. Call 859-263-3054 or 859-421-8158. 3/23

FOR SALE 1994 Fleming S/W 2 BR IBT New roof and a new A/C unit. Stove and refrigerator stay. 1 ½ acres in Nicholas County 2 miles from Blue Licks. $23,000 OBO call 859-473-2868 or 859-289-7035.

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE - 563 Sycamore St. - Home with garage in great location $47,500

Aster Court, Lake Carnico - Wooded building lot. Only $ 7,500

Call Vince Wells Real Estate at 289-5594.3/30

FOR SALE:  4 yr old Key-Angus Reg Bull. Top Quality. Wt. Approx 1800 lbs., $1200. Call 473-0635. 3/16

METAL BUILDING – 8x10 all metal storage building, Window, Double-door, Treated wood floor, $900. 3/16 Will also build to specifications. Call 473-0635. 3/16

FOR SALE: Prom dresses, sizes 8/10 reasonable prices. 859-473-0246

2000 SALEM PULL-TYPE CAMPER - fully self-contained, slide out room, new tires, new refrigerator, good condition. Price $8,000. Call anytime (859) 289-7255. 3/23

AVON - For all your Avon needs please call Carolyn Terrell 859-289-7446. TFN


FOR LEASE Nicholas County Pasture, approx 350 acres, good grass, plenty of water and good fencing. Land divided in sections. Terms negotiable. Call 473- 0635. 3/16

APARTMENT FOR RENT – Lester’s Apartments – 1 BR. $250 per month, $250 deposit. Call 289-7128. 3/16


FURNITURE REPAIR and refinishing. Rick’s Antique Refinishing. 859-289-7052. TFN

AUTO AND HOME INSURANCE - Business, Motorcycle, ATV and more. Great rates, top quality companies and excellent service! Contact

Vince Wells Insurance (Your Local Independent Agent) at 289-5594 or get a quote online at 3/30


LOST – 7th grader lost white Nintendo DS game console. Owner can verify the serial number. Please call 859-298-1179. 3/16


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Top News

Recent flooding causes damage to county roads

Three roads in the eastern part of the county experienced significant damage as a result of recent flooding. As the high waters eroded portions of the road base, slippage occurred, leaving large gaps in portions of Jerdan Branch Road, Dixie Highway, and Milltown Road, all in the far eastern section of the county.

"Dixie highway was bad enough with one section 100 ft in length that crews are fixing today [Monday]," said Judge/Executive Kenneth Lyons, "But where Milltown Road runs along the river is the worst. Ever since the dam was put in, it’s like the water level gets too low and the banks dry out. Then, when they open the dam, the river washes everything away."

Milltown Road actually suffered initial damage during flooding last July/early August. FEMA officials had come out and inspected the damage, but for some reason, the paperwork was never finished and the repairs were never completed.

The road was passable even after last summer’s flooding, but Dennis Jackson who is in charge of pupil transportation for Nicholas County reported to the School Board on Monday evening that buses would no longer be able to pick up children along that route.

"It was bad before, but now, it’s simply too dangerous," he said. "Portions of the road have sunk eight inches lower than they were before. Buses will not be driving on that road until it is repaired."

NCHS Students selected as Governor’s Scholars

Last Thursday, three Nicholas County High School juniors received notification that they had been selected into the Governor’s Scholar Program (GSP); two – Christina Baker and Max Scalf, were selected as primaries; and Shane Mattox, as one of the 20 alternate selectees.

According to the programs website, "the GSP is a summer residential program for outstanding high school students in Kentucky. The program was originated in 1983 when the Commonwealth’s leaders discovered many of Kentucky’s "best and brightest" were leaving the state to pursue educational and career opportunities elsewhere, without fully understanding the potential of their talents at home."

The program began with 230 students on one college campus and has since grown to over 1,000 students on three campuses.

Host campuses are selected competitively every three years, with students attending Bellarmine University in Louisville, Murray State University in Murray, or Centre College in Danville for the 2011 sessions. During the application process, students were asked to indicate their preference for their "major," based on what they hope to major in during college. This focus area is used to determine which session/college the students will attend.

County judge proclaims Stewardship Week

Monday morning, County Judge/Executive Kenneth C. Lyons signed a proclamation declaring next week to be Stewardship Week, with members of the Nicholas Conservation District board looking on in support.


The proclamation reads:

Whereas fertile soil and clean water provide us with our daily sustenance, and

Whereas effective conservation practices have helped provide us a rich standard of living, and

Whereas our security depends upon healthy soil and clean water, and

Whereas stewardship calls for each person to help conserve these precious resources,

Therefore, I do hereby proclaim

April 24 to May 1

Stewardship Week

The conservation district has been part of the Nicholas County community since 1954 and wishes to remind you that each of us has a responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during the annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) is celebrating the 56th year of Stewardship week concurrently with Nicholas County’s commemoration, with the theme "Forests for People – More Than You Can Imagine." Trees provide us with shade, wood products, fuel, as well as help in cleaning the air we breathe.

Steve Vice acts as chairman for the Nicholas County Conservation District. The district was formed "to help raise the awareness of people in Nicholas County about the importance of soil and water conservation," according to Otha Crawford, Vice-Chairman of the Board.

The Nicholas County Conservation District is a member of the NACD, which oversees the Stewardship Week program. Stewardship Week is one of the largest national annual programs to promote conservation. NACD represents the nation’s 3,000 conservation districts, which were established to encourage resource conservation across the country.

The District has a number of activities planned that go hand-in-hand with Stewardship Week, starting with last week’s tree give away. Each year, the district gives away hundreds of trees, free of charge, to Nicholas County residents. Because the trees arrived slightly earlier than anticipated, this year’s event was held on Friday, April 15 from 9 a.m. – Noon and again from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Old Armory Gym at 368 East Main Street in Carlisle.

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